The Press: Hero & Herod

At 2:53 a. m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, with his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh and their 3-year-old son Jon, sailed furtively out of New York Harbor toward Europe aboard the S. S. American Importer. On that slender foundation of fact the U. S. Press last week reared as enormous a fabric of conjecture, rumor, implication and denunciation as has been built in nearly two thousand years on the 67-word story of the Flight into Egypt.* News of the Lindbergh flight broke in the final Monday edition of the New...

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